So you may have done your Birdwatch and submitted your results already, or perhaps you are still getting ready for it by learning about the birds that are likely to visit your school grounds.
Either way, here is a great quiz provided by Education Quizzes to test your student's knowledge of what they have learned!
I have selected the most common garden birds quiz here, but there are some harder ones if you look at the British Birds page, there's up to 30 quizzes to choose from!
Let us know how many you get right......
You might have seen us on the Alan Titchmarsh Show on Monday - what a great start to the Big Schools' Birdwatch!
Kate Humble, the RSPB's President did a wonderful job explaining how important the Birdwatch is - we hope it has inspired lots of new teachers and young people to participate.
A huge thanks to the School Council (and their teachers) of the Charles Dickens Primary School for all their hard work leading up to, and on the show, they really did a great job telling everyone about Big Schools' Birdwatch.
You can read out their experience at the ITV studios here on their blog.
Keep an eye on this blog for more Big Schools' Birdwatch news......
As well as all great resources you received in your pack the RSPB also has some other online offerings up our sleeve. Try Rooks Binocular BirdWatch. This will help the children in your class or group to practice what they've learnt about garden bird recognition before they go outside for the real thing.
Or how about something more creative? Colour a bird lets choose and colour in a garden bird and see how close they can get the colours to the real thing.
We also have a simple bird guide for young children for 5 of the most common birds. It contains pictures a short video clip, facts and some printable activitiy sheets.
To see any of these resources click on the text links or pictures, or go to www.rspb.org.uk/youth.
So, the Big Schools' Birdwatch starts today at last!
We're kicking off the event by going on the Alan Titchmarsh show with the children of the Charles Dickens Primary School, Southwark, London. They will be showing the world their knowledge of birds and what they've been doing in school for the Big Schools Birdwatch. You can tune in to ITV from 3pm-4pm to watch the show, or alternatively watch it on the ITV player if you miss it!
Don't forget there's still plenty of time to register for your pack. If you've only just discovered Big Schools' Birdwatch, you can find more information on our website (after you've watched Alan Titchmarsh of course)!
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland.
Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all the entries submitted will go on display in Kelvingrove Museum over the weekend of 21-22 January. The prize winners will receive art materials and RSPB singing birds.
Jenifer MacCaluim, RSPB Scotland Field Teacher at Kelvingrove Museum, said: “We are very impressed by the high standard of entries for this competition; there are many talented artists in our schools. It is interesting to read on the entries why the children chose the animals they did. Some were drawn to species they see regularly and felt they had a connection with while others chose animals they felt were iconic, beautiful or even scary!
“A lot of work has been put into the winning pieces, and the display in the museum will be a chance for parents to see some of the excellent work Glasgow’s school children have produced in partnership with the RSPB.”
At the museum children can draw some wildlife to add to our giant frieze of Scotland’s habitats, or create their own picture to take home. They can also have their favourite Scottish animal painted on their hand. There will also be a guided tour of Kelvingrove park at 1pm and of the museum at 2pm.
The field teaching team at Kelvingrove offer outdoor workshops to schools throughout the year. See our website for details. All activities are run in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life. For any additional information, please email email@example.com.